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Anime and Manga with The GIMP by tgfcoder Anime and Manga with The GIMP by tgfcoder
Hi guys, thanks for checking out my tut. This is real old now (from 2007) so some things might be a little different (Gimp might look different or some filters have different names or whatever.)

- Jordan, 2012

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Thanks everyone for all the favourites! It's really heartwarming to know that so many people care about my tutorial. To everyone who really enjoy using this tutorial, or learnt anything from it, I hope you go on to be better than this XD

Read my Gimpsentials tutorial to learn about handy GIMP tips like how to save your image with the layers saved too! Click here to go there now.


UPDATE: For everyone that doesn't know, you can set the Mitre Limit to 100,
which means that your bezier curve joins will ALWAYS be pointy!
Just learnt this myself ^^; Here is a screenshot to help you:
img480.imageshack.us/img480/78…
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My first tutorial! If you like it or use it, please comment! It only
takes two seconds. Faves are appreciated too!


Line-art by :iconsureya:!

You could still be able to benefit from this if you're using Photoshop too!

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sureya.deviantart.com/art/a-li… : Original Pencil Drawing

^^^ for if you want to try out this tutorial on the original line-art!
I'm sure sureya will be happy if you do ^_^
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:iconkallonephile:
Kallonephile Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Thank you for putting in the time and effort to make this!
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kagomeh202 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for making this! :D
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Mandee88 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you please answer my question back. I was wondering if it is possible for me to produce good artwork using Gimp and just my mouse? I do not have a drawing tablet.

Thanks.
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tgfcoder Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, yes it's possible but it depends on what look you are after. With a mouse it's hard to produce natural-looking strokes. You might be better off trying SAI which has a curves tool which is good for mice to do nice lines. I did a lot of my earlier work with just a mouse in GIMP and it's okay but I would never go back to using my mouse from my tablet now. I hope that helps~
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Mandee88 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes that helps a lot! I also happen to have Sai I just haven't learned to use it yet. Thanks again.
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MangaErudite Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright!
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Hbomba Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx
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MainevaL Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
thanks for this :D
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VioletLightning244 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
this is going to help me very much, thx    :) (Smile)  i'm using gimp =P (Razz) 


thx again 4 submitting this
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XKisshusgirlX Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Artist
Is this gimp 2.6
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:icontgfcoder:
tgfcoder Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it is an older version, the tutorial is from 2006. Some things may have changed, check the description for details
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XKisshusgirlX Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Artist
oh okay
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SouthParkFirefly Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man it seems so difficult!! I don't blame you you were helpful o3o
I just need to get used to it that's all!
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mauveamygirl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What version do you have? (I have Gimp 2)
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tgfcoder Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also Gimp 2. I think I use version 2.7 now. (Keeping in mind I made this tutorial some 6 years ago)
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mauveamygirl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! just wanted to make sure it was for my version.
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tgfcoder Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, it'll be a while before GIMP changes radically. If that happens I'll add a notice onto it like I do when they change around the menus and my tutorial still refers to the old way of doing it..
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mauveamygirl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok.
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NamineIkari Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
It was really helpful, and I love it. The best thing for me to read.
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tgfcoder Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear it! Thanks :)
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Umioko Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember reading this a long time ago and wanting to make a dA account to thank you.
Haha, here I am. Thank you, this really makes my art look better and it was an extremely useful tutorial!

On another note, I was wondering if you knew how to color the lineart? I try to do it with another layer on "Addition", but it just looks bad.

Thank you for your time and for the help! : D
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tgfcoder Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there :)

Thanks for stopping by. Appreciate the comment! If you have the lineart by itself on alpha, you can check "Lock Alpha" and then you'll only be drawing/painting/effecting the lines. A different method is to have the lineart on white on the bottom layer and use multiply layers for the colouring above it.
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Umioko Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the response! That works great with checking the "Lock Alpha"!
I'll have to make something soon using that trick, haha. Thank you very much again! c:
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tgfcoder Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Umioko Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant color the lineart, not the outline. X'D;
The lineart itself.
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noiseryuu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful tutorial! I will use gimp for my draws! thanks for your time and work :w00t:
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tgfcoder Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad to hear it :)
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hermiko Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the hard work, it's really helpful^^ I learned so many things!!
*Hermi-k***
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xXBexGXx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Thanks this help!
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00prettypurple Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
i'm so sorry if i'm being such a noob, but how do you do layers?

I really don't get it even after watching a video teaching me how, but didn't get it entirely!

Please respond.
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tgfcoder Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try pressing Ctrl+L which is the shortcut to bring up layers, or choose it from Windows->Dockable Dialogs->Layers. You can drag and drop the layers dialog into any of the existing panels to create a tab there.
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00prettypurple Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thanks!

thank you so much!

If i knew a lot of icons i would so put!

thanks anyway!
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mimicupcakeXD Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
THANKS!!!!
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donnism Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
:D
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jinxkatty7 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so so so much! I just started using gimp a few days ago and Im trying to learn more about the program! This is very great. Its very easy to understand. Ill make sure to check out the outher pages!
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tgfcoder Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Qurasia Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thanks alot for uploading this, saw it yesterday and it helped me alot in my latest work.
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:icontgfcoder:
tgfcoder Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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s-pandora-s Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
aah!! cool merci!! a va certainement m'aider :D
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Muteki-The-Awesome Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This helped some! Thanks!
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:icontgfcoder:
tgfcoder Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Muteki-The-Awesome Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome!
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HeavensAngelGoddess Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
How did you do the polkadot background? It's cute!
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:icontgfcoder:
tgfcoder Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Check out my "Newsprint effect with the GIMP" tutorial. :)
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drawitbig Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is what I do for my line art 1. After drawing a picture, out line in black or a color closer to black than the color you use when doing the sketching and frame work.

2. Open in gimp.

3. Use Color>Threshold. Mess with the settings it 'til you get about what your lines to look like and then press "Okay" to apply it to the image.

4. Problem with pesky speckles obstructing the line art you have so far? Use "Despeckle!" Filters>Enhance>despeckle This will get rid of most of those speckles when you get it at a setting that works for you.

5. Still unhappy with it? Go to "Filters" again under blur and hit "Gaussian Blur" and fiddle with the settings until you find something you like and looks right to you.

6. Go to "Threshold" again and repeat Step 3.

7. Go back and fix any errors or things that are bothering you.

This is a result of using this lineart technique and coloring [link]
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tgfcoder Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By using threshold you're getting rid of smooth line edges which might be acceptable if your sketch is very dark, but using levels is a more fine tuned way of doing it-- Threshold is just levels with both white and black markers brought right up to each other.

Thanks for the comment
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drawitbig Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the despeckle filter gets rid of the speckles and unwanted white patches and the blur tool can be ajusted to smooth out the edges.
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Coze0x0 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Artist
life saviour <'3
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tgfcoder Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks~
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therealskipper Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
ummm i have no idea how to do wat ur showing. all that comes up on my screen is the canvas and the side bar window that shows the free select and "file xtns and help"

can u show me how to view the layers, and opacity??

this would be SOOOO helpful if i knew how to even get these options to show up!! lol i fail sometimes.
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